[Ipopt] Linking IPOPT with .deb-packaged MUMPS on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic?

John Pye john.pye at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 16 18:54:09 EST 2009

Stefan Vigerske wrote:
> Hi,
>> On Wednesday 16 December 2009 14:04:23 Stefan Vigerske wrote:
>>>> I'm currently working on the packaging of ASCEND for use on Ubuntu, and
>>>> as part of that, I've created a Debian package for IPOPT. Recently,
>>>> MUMPS has been added to the Ubuntu package repositories (version 4.8.4)
>>>> so I'd like to make use of that system package, rather than having a
>>>> separate copy compiled especially for Ipopt.
>>>> However, when I use
>>>>  ./configure --with-mumps-dir=/usr
>>> It should be --with-mumps-lib and --with-mumps-incdir.
>>> Stefan

Correction: it should be (AFAICT):

./configure --with-mumps-lib=/usr/lib/libdmumps.a 

>> Just a word of caution: My current Ubuntu (karmic) has MUMPS version 4.8.4,
>> However, IPOPT pulls in version 4.8.3. I believe there have been issues in the 
>> past with the use of MUMPS newer than expected by IPOPT.
> Yes, newer versions than 4.8.3 did not seem to work stable with Ipopt.

Any ideas on what the problem is here? Has there been any discussion 
between IPOPT and MUMPS developers on the issue?

Is there an unstable version of IPOPT that works with new MUMPS?


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